Rogues in Robes: An Inside Chronicle of a Recent Chinese-Tibetan Intrigue in the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Diamond Way Buddhism

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When a Tibetan Buddhist leader dies, he leave clues as to where he will next incarnate so that he can be found and trained to take up his duties again. When the Sixteenth Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, died in 1981, the search for his successor soon began. This is the story of the politics and intrigue involved in finding him, not a simple task as it turned out, as told by a Western observer.
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About the author

Tomek Lehnert was born in 1956 in Gdansk, Poland. He studied Civil Engineering at the Polytechnics of Gdansk and English literature at the University of Poznan, Poland. In January 1983, during martial law in Poland, Tomek met Lama Ole Nydahl, took Buddhist refuge and became Lama Ole’s student. In the following years, he received teachings and Buddhist empowerments from the main Karma Kagyu lamas in India and Nepal. Since 1988, together with Ole’s wife Hannah Nydahl and Caty Hartung, he has organised Lama Ole’s dharma activity and helped start Diamond Way Buddhist centers around the world. Tomek Lehnert is the author of ‘Rogues in Robes’, published in 1998, a chronicle of a controversy over the recognition of HH the 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Publisher
epubli
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Published on
Apr 4, 2015
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9783737521284
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Language
English
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Genres
History / General
Religion / Buddhism / General
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